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a buddhist, vegetarian, and beta-geek, i build web sites, am an iconographer, write, doodle, and noodle. i like cookies and candy and fruit juice. do you?

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

FINISHED.

The new HellaBoss site is live. Please disregard this site as it will not be updated from now until doomsday.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

killer

the cms is done (as in, can put it online now). whee.
now to cut out the design elements and code them into the pages. i can't believe i'm this close to being done this project! hoo-ray!

Friday, January 14, 2005

i am a hipster

i bought index cards today. oversized ones because i like to doodle. i think i will take them back after work however and get smaller ones. i also like to doodle on smaller cards. i am silly. hear me roar.

man, when am i going to get my cms up? jeeze!

last night i almost did it

i almost bought my first audiobook. after being a daily reader of merlin mann's (where'd you go?) 43 folders weblog for close to 4 months, i decided to check to see if the much-touted "getting things done" (or gtd) book was available through itms-c and it is/was. the trick is though that it's an abridged version of the 2002 printing of the book. i've since mailed the company to ask them what the abridged version is missing over the regular one. anyone have any wierd experiences with abridged books? any suggestions on how to handle abridged materials? i've heard to avoid abridged stuff (mainly dictionaries), but no official word that i'd follow as gospel. you?

last night i beat the water fiend in ff 1 (the kracken - named phil) and tried my hand at the new *-gift shrines scattered about. the two that i tackled (earth and water) are both rough. i managed to beat cerebus in the earth one, but the water one and gilgamesh has me getting rocked and rocked and rocked. i'm looking for a walkthrough on it. currently, i'm at level 42 with all of my characters (geek note: no one has died yet - and when they do, the do it all together. when one gets a new level, they all do. that's tough to do in final fantasy). with this game done, i can finally start to write that review for... whoops! i've said too much.

yesterday i bought my new meds. 60 pills cost me $215 canadian dollars. luckily, they're turning my feces to solid gold, so in the end (haha) the trade-off is good.

Thursday, January 13, 2005

2 things

thing one: how do you change your email address in your apple account at the apple store?

thing two: iwork == ordered; will be reviewing it as soon as it comes. est. ship date: 8 business days.

not an order but an offer

i didn't order iwork last night because i forgot to. believe it or not, i was actually very busy last night. i got some chores done, stripped wallpaper in our parlour for a couple of hours (it's really an annoying and exhausting job - more later), and finished the design for the new HellaBoss web site.

that's right, you heard me - finished.

i'm pretty happy with the way it's turned out up to now. i'll be slicing it up and making it work over the next couple of days. i plan to have something online at HellaBoss.com this weekend (even a shapeless blog rather than here). i will let you know.

so, no iwork. i'm going to order it right now however. good luck tracer getting the jeepers to go for it. you might get him to get a macmini for his peecee too? hehe. if i was packing the cash, everyone i know would get a macmini. shoot, i might even get one! the small box is faster than my emac already! the niffer posted her thoughts on the shuffle at her site.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

mwsf-c

comments on macworld since i'm not quite finished with HellaBoss yet. the design is 80% and it staying so don't worry about that. i've got the cms working now with jez and frank's help. i'm working on a comment system now that'll allow you to post comments (though maybe i should just launch it and get it over with and add commenting later? haha!).

however, because it's distant and not here yet (i'm looking at this weekend to get the design done), i'm going to post about macworld yesterday. anyone who didn't hear anything about it has been living under a rock. here's what's what:

ipod shuffle: i'm doing the ipod shuffle. the new dance craze. and it's sweeping the nation. someone should create a dance based on it. anyways, when i showed it to her, my wife said, "i would totally buy one." that's huge for the niffer. while she loves the mac (and, luckily, the mat too - at work she has an apple sticker on the back of her peecee monitor to pretend it's a mac), she's never as excited as i am about technology when it comes out. not only is the shuffle the perfect size, but it's also the perfect price. i was thinking about it too - there is no display (which is a good way to keep the price down) which might be bad for most people. but my wife, who uses a portable cd player to walk to work (and has to carry it because it won't fit into her pockets), would appreciate its size and doesn't care about the lack of display because her cd player doesn't have one either. she just "knows" the tracks on the player based on the cd. just like the shuffle would be. even better, if you set it to randomly fill the shuffle, even better - then she wouldn't be stuck hearing the same shizer over and over and over again. 120 songs in her pocket is really a good idea. carrying around ~10 cds and player is heavy and awkward. carrying 1 stick of gum isn't. :) (lifted directly from a post i left at garrett's manrage) i want to buy one of these for the niffer badly. once another freelance project payout comes in (frank?), it's done.

macmini: before this came out, i've been working hard to get my macs networked together so that we can share a printer via my network switch. i finally got things working and it works well. i was thinking that it would be great to have another mac around so that i could use it as a network backup unit. i was thinking of replacing the niffer's imac and using it as backup. i figured that it was too big and that i'd have a hard time keeping the imac out of the way. it was like someone was inside my head with this item. i want one. it's cheap and powerful. the ram (even though they say that you should get it upgraded by trained peeps) looks easy enough to upgrade.

ilife: i just bought ilife on the 27th of december. i cannot upgrade it. boo-urns. great stuff however. if you're into garageband, be sure to pick it up crazy-style. from the keynote, things looked rather amazing re: it.

iwork: i was waiting for this to come out more than anything else. and i'm buying it when i get home tonight. it looks great though there is no spreadsheet app (yet). i like the look of pages and have been looking for a replacement to office for a while. short of excel, i can ditch office (i use mail for email rather than entourage and don't use powerpoint because it stinks). the interface looks 10000% better than appleworks which i've really wanted to use for a while now but couldn't get over the interface to engage it.

other: i'm all over the new imagery on the ilife and iwork boxes. they remind me of scandinavian folk art for some reason. very impressed.

i don't care much about fcphd, etc., or idvd, or imovie so i won't comment on them. i will say however, that it was incredibly interesting to see the president of sony onstage with jobs. anyone else think that?

what was your favourite part of the keynote?

Thursday, January 06, 2005

daang, a few more posts then

work at home continues smoothly. i've actually started work on a cocoa application that should help me get some work done more quickly. since i've no idea what i'm doing in cocoa, it's been difficult. i've learned quite a bit, however. cocoadevcentral has been a huge help. i just wish the search and most of the links worked? :
other things occupying my time are my new ruby gbasp, metroid: first mission, advance wars 2, and final fantasy 1 & 2: dawn of souls. i try to play ff at least 1x per night since i'm doing a big review of it you know for... whoops! i've said too much already.

i'm actually getting lots done on the new HellaBoss too. i've got a design that i'm in love with that i'm tweaking instead of ditching (which is saying an awful lot!). truth be told, however, i'm having too much fun with the HB cms to work on the front-end. ta-ra-ra!

lastly, let's talk xmas. i got: metroid prime 2: echoes, bubba-ho-tep on dvd (brilliant), a neck pillow and travel light (for our trip to florida), some arnold palmer black slippers, a big box of bacci chocolates, a screw-caddy for my drill bits, nails, screws, etc. (now i really need to build a workbench!), and more.

what did you get for xmas?

dang, a few more things. hehe. finally saw the excellent napoleon dynamite, wondering where frankieshakes went off to, and pictures from florida are online using flickr. did you know that using the flickr standalone app for os x, you can drag and drop images from iphoto and upload them in 1 shot?

that is all.

really.

Thursday, December 23, 2004

wow.

i should mention that the reason i'm not really posting here much is because i am building a cms at HellaBoss where I am planning to release something (sans comments for now) tangible by the end of january. sorry for the lack of posts, but i've been very busy over there getting things ready! :)